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22 April 2020 News

  • COVID-19: India Update

Active cases: 15122

Discharged: 3259

Deaths: 603

(Source-Ministry of Health)

  • Coronavirus case reported in Rashtrapati Bhavan complex, nearly 100 quarantined. (Source-NDTV)
  • Don’t use rapid test kits for 2 days, top medical research body ICMR tells states after complaints. (Source-NDTV)
  • Industry body Ficci has written to labour ministry to extend fiscal benefits to the private security industry involving security staff and housekeeping staff among others to help prevent job losses during the ongoing pandemic.( Source-Economic Times)
  • Over 1,300 firms get MIDC nod to resume work amid lockdown: Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation’s (MIDC) is the state government’s nodal agency to facilitate industries in terms of land allotment, permissions and policy making. (Source-Economic Times)
  • The Union health ministry on Monday said 80 per cent of the COVID-19 patients are either asymptomatic or show mild symptoms and it is a major area of concern. (Deccan Herald)
  • Oscar-winning animator Gene Deitch, credited with directing episodes of world-famous cartoons Tom and Jerry and Popeye, passed away at the age of 95. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • US benchmark WTI oil collapses to $0.01/barrel:The US benchmark crude oil price collapsed on Monday, falling to one cent a barrel amid an epic supply glut caused largely by the coronavirus pandemic’s hit to demand. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • US President Donald Trump is planning to suspend immigration into the United States.
    In a tweet, Trump said, “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!” (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who lost his UK High Court appeal against an extradition order to India, has said that he is “disappointed” with the ruling but will continue to seek legal remedies as advised by his legal team. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • India faces a severe slowdown in economic growth due to the nation-wide lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic. While many worry about inflation in the short-run, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar tells DH’s Annapurna Singh he worries about a coming demand slowdown and deflation. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Eminent economist Arvind Panagariya has said that India must now think long-term to create better paying formal sector jobs by seizing the opportunity presented by multinationals possibly moving out of China to diversify their operations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • On April 16, three men were lynched by an armed mob near Gadchinchale village which comes under the Kasa Police jurisdiction in Maharashtra’s Palghar district. Three days later, videos of the incident on social media were amplified with an insinuation that it was a communally-motivated crime committed by members of the Muslim community. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • Now, Bengalureans can stay home during the lockdown and still get groceries. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday launched a citywide home delivery service that citizens can access via phone or through WhatsApp, which he said was India’s first such system. (Source-Deccan Herald)
  • South Korea says reports that Kim Jong-un is gravely ill are not true, after intense speculation. (Source-BBC News)

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